Airport Transfer Service

To make sure your arrival at Manchester Met goes as smoothly as possible we run a free airport taxi transfer, courtesy of Arrow Cars, between Manchester Airport and your accommodation on arrival. All new international students who arrive at Manchester Airport when beginning their studies are eligible.

Booking your transfer

Please visit the Manchester Met Online Store in order to provide the information necessary to book your free transfer. Once you have booked your transfer you will receive a confirmation email.

Please ensure that you book your transfer at least 3 working days before you are due to fly to Manchester.

Arriving at Manchester Airport

Once you have collected your luggage and made your way to the arrivals hall, you will need to go directly to the Arrow Cars desk. Please see Arrow Cars' help guide for location details.

Make sure you print off and bring your booking confirmation email and Manchester Met offer letter/CAS letter in your hand luggage as you will need to show this to the staff at Arrow Cars. You will also need to let them know that you are a new Manchester Met student and that the University is paying for your journey. The staff at Arrow will then arrange your taxi.

Travelling independently to your accommodation

If you decide to make your own way to your accommodation or if you are not travelling through Manchester Airport, you can be assured that it is easy to reach the University.

Manchester and Crewe are conveniently located near to Manchester Airport. It is only around 10 miles (16 km) from the airport to the Manchester campus, and the journey takes around 20 minutes by road. From the airport to our Crewe campus, the journey is 28 miles (45 km) and takes around 40 minutes by road. It is also possible to catch the train from the airport to Manchester city centre or to Crewe.

Taxis (black cabs) cost around £25.00 to Manchester and £50.00 to Crewe. If you have not arranged an airport welcome you will need to pay this yourself, so do make sure that you bring Great British Pounds (£) with you, or that you withdraw cash from an ATM at the airport.

Please note, by requesting the free airport pick up scheme you consent to the University sharing the following information with Arrow Cars for the purpose of arranging your travel: your full name; Manchester Met ID; arrival time and date; flight details, including your flight number, airline and the terminal at which your flight will arrive; destination address including hall of residence, house number, street, town/city and postcode; and the number of taxi passengers with whom you’ll be travelling. The University is the Data Controller for the personal data you submit for use of this service. You can find out more about the University’s contact details and your data protection rights in our Data Protection Policy. Details about our data retention periods are available here. Please contact  if you change your mind about use of the service. The University is unable to reimburse you for airport transfer costs if you travel independently to your accommodation.